Mario Sáenz

Professor of Philosophy

Reilly Hall 436
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-4494


B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Southern Illinois University.

Mario Sáenz's work focuses mainly on late modern Latin American and Continental European philosophy. His publications include The Identity of Liberation in Latin American Thought (Lexington, 1999) and (as editor) Latin American Perspectives on Globalization (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003) as well as articles on René Descartes, Jürgen Habermas, Karl Marx, Rigoberta Menchú, Leopoldo Zea, and Enrique Dussel. Sáenz has presented his work at universities and conferences in the U.S., Cuba, Kenya, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Mexico, and Venezuela. Sáenz's scholarship has resulted in several academic honors, including being named Le Moyne College Scholar of the Year in 2000 and being awarded the Joseph C. Georg Endowed Professorship for 2006-2009.

Recent publications

  • “Ideality and Intersubjectivity: Dialectics and Analectics in a Philosophy of Liberation. Chapter 4 in Decolonizing Ethics: The Critical Theory of Enrique Dussel. Edited by Amy Allen and Eduardo Mendieta. Penn State University Press, 2021.
  • “Pueblo and Exteriority: On the Thought of Enrique Dussel.” In The Routledge Handbook of Transformative Global Studies. Edited by S. A. Hamed Hosseini, James Goodman, Sara C. Motta, and Barry K. Gills. Routledge, 2020, 119-31.
  • “El trabajo vivo y la construcción epistémica- ideológica de la experiencia ética de la democracia y la igualdad: Enrique Dussel y las multitudes de Hardt y Negri.” In Ojos que ven, oídos que escuchan: La Filosofía de la Liberación de Enrique Dussel. Edited by Lutz Alexander Keferstein Caballero, Juan Manuel Contreras Colín, and Mario Rojas Hernández. Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, 2017.
  • “Life and Ethics: On Dussel’s Ethics of Liberation.” The Journal of Religion 97, no. 2 (2017): 244–58.

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